Well I think I'm in the homestretch now with March Cottage. This cold really knocked me for a loop and had me so sick. I still have a bit of a cough but it's getting less. This cottage feels like it's take twice as long as February just because I tried to stitch while I was sick and ended up frogging a few times to fix mistakes. Hopefully I'll get it finished here in the next week or so. I can't wait to get April Cottage, it is so dang cute and I love the clouds. They just make it pop.
I had a nice outing with my best friend to a few craft stores although I only ended up getting a couple of fat quarters of fabric. We are planning for another Shop Hop at end of April thru the beginning of May for the middle of Oregon. We're going to go through our craft stashes and find things to sell to fund our trip. Hopefully we can get enough for gas and snacks..lol. I have a ton of cross stitch kits and charts that I need to put up and sell. I'm thinking of putting up an Etsy shop or just going to directly to Ebay.
It's funny how tastes change over time and things that you dearly loved a few years ago now aren't your favorite or you've moved on to different designs. I used to buy tons of Gold Petite Mini's from Dimensions, I have gobs of them and although did stitch a few I have WAY too many so hopefully those will go to new homes. I remember when I was younger not being all that keen on samplers or on more antique style stitching. Now I LOVE them and find them so adorable.
Oh and while I was out with my friend we stopped at my LNS Middleford Alley Yarn and I found they had a few My Big Toe designs fobs and marking pins. I picked up a gorgeous Mini fob in purples with a butterfly charm. I also got a set of blue marking pins as well. I'll post pics of these soon. I emailed My Big Toe about a matching set of accessories and they are happy to put them together for you through your LNS. Next month I'll go and order up my set which I am just obsessed with. I've just discovered embroidery scissors and only had my simple little pair with a cracked handle. I now have a couple of pairs of titanium scissors (love the colors) and want fobs for those. If it's sparkly and colorful I'm all over it..lol. Always good to have something to look forward to after this nasty cold. Spring is on it's way I hope!